Study: Coronavirus increases the risk of “kidney disease” by 35%

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A study conducted in the United States revealed that the Coronavirus increases the risk of kidney problems and failure by 35 percent.

It was also stated that the risk of developing kidney disease is directly proportional to the severity of the infection with the Coronavirus.

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In a study conducted by the University of Washington School of Medicine on people enrolled in the health system of the Department of Veterans Affairs in the United States.

The data was for nearly 90,000 people diagnosed with coronavirus and about 1.7 million undiagnosed between 2020 and March 2021.

The study concluded that people infected with the coronavirus had a 35% greater risk of developing kidney failure.

Or a significant decline in kidney function one to six months after infection than others.

The research also showed that the risk of developing kidney disease is directly proportional to the severity of the infection with the Coronavirus.

Compared to people who did not have COVID-19, it was determined that the risk of developing chronic kidney failure increased by 15%.

The risk of acute kidney failure was 30%, and the risk of ‘end-stage renal failure was 215% in those with mild disease.

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The risk of developing chronic kidney disease was also declared 7 times, and the risk of acute kidney disease 8 times.

And the risk of developing end-stage kidney disease is 13 times compared to people who have not been infected with the Coronavirus, while the risk is increased in those with severe disease.

510,000 people can develop kidney disease

The study results were published September 1 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

This is by saying that their research indicates the importance of controlling kidney function in people who have been infected with the Coronavirus.

University of Washington experts estimate that 510,000 of the 38 million people diagnosed with coronavirus since the beginning of the epidemic will develop kidney disease.

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The US National Kidney Foundation warns that kidney disease often has no symptoms.

Noting that 90 percent of people with kidney problems are unaware of the condition.

Experts also say that early-stage kidney disease responds to drug treatment.

In the United States, where 37 million people suffer from kidney disease, kidney disease is among the leading causes of death in the country.